Photo courtesy MDC by Noppadol Paothong
JEFFERSON CITY – Resource Scientist Jason Sumners got a call recently from a concerned citizen who had a newborn white-tailed deer fawn.
He gets them every year, just as every office of the Missouri Department of Conservation does.
The fawn had been near a highway with its mother when traffic spooked the doe, Instinct took over. The doe bounded into nearby woods, a move that normally would draw a predator’s attention. The fawn dropped to the ground, where it lay stock still.
We just learned that the Gerlemann's were able to reunite the dog and his owner after Penny Gerlemann had contacted us, providing the photo above along with details in hopes of someone would know who the dog belonged to.
The great news is he was picked up today by his owner after someone saw the dogs photo on QNN.
New Haven, Mo. - Franklin County R-2 School is unique in many ways compared to the majority of other K-8 schools. The difference that sets R-2 apart from others is graduating 8th graders have several options of where they plan to attend high school and even though the majority will begin the next chapter in their lives at New Haven, others may not.
Similar to graduating from high school, classmates at R-2 said their goodbyes Monday night to those who will be taking a different path in pursing their education at different high schools.
Photos by Taylor Goad.
Story by Kaylin Bade.
The lush spring scenery was a perfect backdrop for the 61st Annual Maifest at Stone Hill Winery.
Held May 18 – 19, this celebration was truly one for all ages.
Maifest is a traditional German festival; welcoming spring after the dark, cold winter has passed.
Franklin County, Mo. - You can expect a large increase in law enforcement during this Memorial Day Weekend.
The New Haven PD and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department are among agencies from across the state who will be cracking down on seat belt usage and impaired drivers.
New Haven PD will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 20 through June 3 for an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to crack down on Missouri's seat belt violations.
Gourmet Pizza on the Patio Event to Benefit Moore, Oklahoma
Washington, MO – In response to the recent tornadic devastation in Oklahoma, Scheer Landscape and Gateway BBQ are holding an event this Friday, May 24th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to raise money for victims. Tim Scheer and Jeff Brinker, B&B Catering will be manning the pizza oven and serving up gourmet pizza to those in attendance.
One thing Gateway BBQ Store has learned is that barbecue creates a real camaraderie amongst everyone, even competitors, on the BBQ circuit with everyone willing to lend a hand.
Seth Schenck (on left) makes his move, leaving the rest watching him win the 800 meter in record time.
Jefferson City, Mo. - Saturday at the Class 1 Missouri Track and Field State Finals, Seth Schenck proved he really is a beast, Dominick Pataky went nuts in the 3200-meter-run, two school records were broken, and next year watch out for New Haven’s girls team.
To say coach John Tucker was excited with how both teams preformed on Friday and Saturday would be an understatement. During our interview he said, “This is the best time I’ve had at the state meet since 2002.” (2002 girls team won the schools first ever team State Championship.)
New Haven, Mo. - An ordinance was introduced for discussion at April’s City Council meeting after City Administrator Steve Roth received complaints about parking issues and traffic safety hazards along sections of Miller Street.
The ordinance, which would establish “no parking” in three areas along Miller Street, was passed with a motion for the ordinance to not take affect for 60 days and to be included in next month’s agenda.
After a long discussion and Alderman Stephen Miller's concerns, the board agreed on adding the 60 day period, allowing them time to make sure homeowners along Miller Street are aware of the ordinance.
In April, Aldermen will have the option to leave the ordinance as is or withdrawl it completely.
Meet newborn bull calf nicknamed Plus-1. He was born in the trailer yesterday, May 21, on the way from Kentucky to Missouri for 2013 MDC elk restoration efforts. Photo courtesy MDC.
CARTER COUNTY, MO. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) added 20 adult cow elk, 16 yearling cow elk, three yearling bull elk and one newborn male calf to its elk restoration project in the Ozarks Tuesday morning.
Transported via livestock trailer from Kentucky, where they spent the past four months quarantined in a holding pen, the elk arrived at temporary holding pens on MDC’s Peck Ranch Conservation Area at first light.
Pictured from left to right, back row: Emily Burkett, Lucy Hoener, Morgan Branson, and Nina Boehmer. Front row: Lucianne Morrell, Kate Holtmeier, and Spencer Faulemeier. Photo courtesy Dottie Pataky.
The New Haven Care Center celebrated Nursing Home Week with a Coloring Contest at the Elementary School. The Activities Department at the Care Center awarded each of the winners $5.
New Haven, Mo. - At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Gerald Sewell was officially sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Trentmann. Alderman Alan Bell previously held this seat, after serving the New Haven Community for eight years.
Before leaving, Alderman Bell said, “The City of New Haven has a great staff, making it pretty easy for the Board of Aldermen and Mayor to do business. You [city employees] have always gone above and beyond what your job title requires.”
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign
During the recent Youth DWI Enforcement Campaign, the New Haven Police Department made one arrest for an intoxicated driver.
Officers made a total of 99 traffic stops and issued the following citations: six speeding tickets, two stop sign violations, one ticket for Careless and Imprudent Driving, and two for Failure to maintain insurance.
Pictured left to right: Owen Brandt, Tyler Gatzemeyer, Nathan Buchheit, Alyssa Trentmann, Lindsey Steinbeck, Jade Ayers, and Kaleb Kuschel. Photo courtesy Karen Hoffmann.
Each year at Franklin County R-II, Mrs. Kay Hesemann encourages her second grade students to read by having them join her 100 Book Club.
At the end of the year, the students who have met their goal of reading 100 books are awarded with a t-shirt made especially for them by Mrs. Hesemann.